The financial problems for Metro are far from over, even as the transit authority has reached what is being called a "significant milestone" in complying with federal standards following an FTA audit last year.
D.C. taxicab companies are required by law to increase their fleet of wheelchair-accessible vehicles, but while many companies miss the deadlines, money to help them make the transition has not been allocated.
Leaders in Montgomery and Prince George's counties have received a list of proposed changes to the Purple Line that would bring down the cost of the project. But don't expect any quick decisions on them.
The D.C. Taxicab Commission is ordering 21 companies to cease all operations by July 15 for failing to meet a deadline to convert at least 6 percent of their fleets to wheelchair-accessible vehicles. But some companies on that list say they weren't required to meet the standard.
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